Sister Ann Ida Gannon, BVM, 103, died June 3, 2018, at Caritas Center, Dubuque, Iowa. Visitation will be 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018, in the Marian Hall Chapel followed by the Sharing of Memories at 11:15 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:15 p.m. in the Marian Hall Chapel. Burial will be in the Mt. Carmel cemetery.
Sister Ann Ida was born April 2, 1915, in Chicago, to George and Hanna Murphy Gannon. She entered the BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1932, from St. Jerome Parish, Chicago. She professed first vows on March 19, 1935, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1940.
Sister Ann Ida was president and professor at Mundelein College, Chicago; secondary teacher at St. Mary High School, Chicago; and elementary teacher at St. Ferdinand and St. Charles, both in Chicago, and Our Lady of Victory in Waterloo, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters Margaret Mary Flau, Aileen Gannon, and Elizabeth Harrell; and a brother John. She is survived by a sister Joan Gannon, OSB of Chicago, nieces, nephews, and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 85 years.
Memorials may be given to Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, IA 52003 or make an online gift.Download Eulogy